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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  • All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the e-mail to the following emial address:jcsll@gta.org.uk
  • Authors are advised to follow the Author Guidlines below in preparing the manuscript before submission. 

Before you begin  

Publication and Authorship 

Authors should observe the following codes of conduct when they intend to submit/publish a paper. 

  1. Conflict of interest: contributors should reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 
  2. Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper. 
  3. The journal cannot bear plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper. It has a strict policy against plagiarism, which is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked before being sent to reviewers.
  4. All papers are reviewed by a minimum of two readers.
  5. It is assumed that all authors have significantly contributed to the submitted paper, if there is a co-author(s) in the submitted manuscript. 
  6. In case of presence of any fraudulent information in an article, its authors will be responsible for providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  7. It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.
  8. Changes to authorship: this policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in a published article will not be taken into account. 

Authors should note that 

  1. a paper which is going to be submited to this journal should be according to the journal Paper Submission Guideline as explained below. 
  2. the submission must not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also have a strict policy against plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.

Preparation  

General Rules

  1. You may contact jcsll@gta.org.uk to obtain further information on drafting a paper.
  2. You may use color for graphs and figures, but the layout of paper is only in white and black in the print format. The font type and size on the figure(s)/tables(s) must be the same with the text. 
  3. Language: Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both); decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above). We only accept manuscripts in English language.
  4. Language editing services: Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from Global Talent Academy Ltd.
  5. Length of paper: 3000-8000 words are preferred.

Paper Submission Guideline

Part A

Title Page

Title page is a separated page before the text. Provide the following information on the title page (in the order given). It should include: 

Title 
Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. 
Author’s names and affiliations 
Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author. 
Corresponding author 
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 
Sponsoring information 
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

Part B

General Rules for Text

  1. Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
  2. Front: Times New Roman; Size: 10
  3. Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt
  4. Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt
  5. Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction
  6. Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
  7. Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-10; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result

Preparation of text

Abstract 

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. 

Keywords 

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. 

Subdivision of the article 

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text.' Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity. 

Figures 

Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, black and white (no color), original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Table and Equations  

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Formula 

The text size of formula should be similar with normal text size.

References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors.

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. 
Citing and listing of web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. 
Text
Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, copies of which may be ordered from http://www.apa.org/books/4200061.html or APA Order Dept., P.O.B. 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784, USA or APA, 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC3E 8LU, UK. Details concerning this referencing style can also be found at http://humanities.byu.edu/linguistics/Henrichsen/APA/APA01.html

List
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. 
DOIs in References
The journal/publisher encourages authors to cite those items (journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, working papers, dissertations, etc.) that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references. The DOI persistent links should be the last elements in the references. The persistent links should be active. 
Format of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/+DOI (without “doi:”) 
Example of persistent link:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2.901164 

The authors or editors may retrieve articles’ DOIs at: http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/ 

You can open a free account, to start retrieving articles’ DOIs. CrossRef allows you check multiple references. Please read this webpage very carefully. Only articles with assigned DOIs can be retrieved through the above mentioned webpage. 
Examples: 
Reference to a journal publication:

Kornack, D. Rakic, P. (2001). Cell Proliferation Without Neurogenesis in Adult Primate Neocortex. Science. 294 (5549). 2127-2130.http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1065467 

Reference to a book: 
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4). 
Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article? In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc. 
Reference to a web source:
Smith, J. (1999). One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidlines

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Vlinf Review have been followed.

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